Honors & Awards
- 2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
- 2010 University of Nebraska Graduate
- 2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
- Big 12 Player of the Week (March 30, 2009)
- 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008; Spring 2009; Fall 2009)
2010: Farst played first base and the outfield, and hit .260 with five homers and 31 RBIs in 43 games • Set a career best with five homers • Hit .400 (2-for-5) with a homer and three RBIs in the series sweep of Texas Tech, including a 2-for-3 afternoon with three RBIs on May 22 • Collected two hits, including his first career triple, and drove in a run at Creighton at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18 • Went 2-for-5 with a double and a homer in two games against Southeast Missouri State, driving in three runs in the finale on May 9 with a three-run homer • Came through with a single in his only at-bat against Baylor on April 24, as he was used as a defensive replacement • Went just 2-for-9 with an RBI in a pair of games at Kansas State after hitting .325 (14-for-44) with two homers and 10 RBIs over his previous 11 contests • Hit .308 (4-for-13) with three RBIs at Oklahoma State, including a 3-for-4 afternoon with two doubles on April 3 • Was 3-for-11 against North Dakota, driving in the game-winning RBI in an 11-10 win on March 30 • Went 3-for-8 with a homer and three RBIs against No. 12 Oklahoma, highlighted by a two-hit day with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored on March 28 • Broke out of a slump against Northern Colorado with a pair of multi-hit games, going 4-for-7 with a homer, double and three RBIs against the Bears • Had a pair of hits, including a double, in the win over South Dakota State on March 16 • Drove in three runs in the series finale against Houston Baptist on March 14 • Totaled two hits and a pair of RBIs, while also getting hit by two pitches vs. UNK on March 10 • Hit .250 (4-for-12) with five RBIs and two runs scored at the Rice Invitational, going 2-for-5 with a homer and matching his career best with five RBIs in a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26 Was 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 5-3 victory over Elon on Feb. 28
2009: Farst quietly put together a solid junior campaign, earning All-Big 12 honors at first base from the league coaches • Led the Huskers with a .333 average along with three homers and 36 RBIs • Topped the Big Red in batting average, doubles (15), hits (63) and runs scored (36) while ranking second in RBIs • Led NU with 19 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit efforts, and had seven multi-RBI contests • Hit .384 against the Big 12, as he finished among the league leaders in batting average (fourth), hits (38, fifth) and on-base percentage (.442, sixth) • Went 4-for-8 with three RBIs in the series sweep of Baylor, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the opener on May 15 before coming off the bench with a pinch-hit RBI single in the regular-season finale on May 17 • Led NU against Missouri, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with a pair of RBIs, highlighted by a four-hit game against the Tigers on May 3 • Led the Huskers with a .364 average (4-for-11) with two doubles at No. 23 Texas A&M • Closed out the series finale at No. 11 Oklahoma on March 30, going 2-for-3 with a run scored • Earned Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors on March 30, hitting .500 (9-for-18) with a homer and nine RBIs in four games • Collected his first career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs and scored twice in NU’s 11-9 victory over the Sooners on March 29 • Went 3-for-7 with a homer and six RBIs against Northern Colorado • Drove in a career high five runs, including a grand slam, in a wild 14-13 comeback win on March 24 • Touched up No. 11 Oklahoma State by hitting .417 (5-for-12) with three RBIs and three runs scored • Was 4-for-11 with three RBIs and two walks at Texas Tech, as he saw his 10-game hit streak snapped in the twinbill nightcap but came back with two hits and two RBIs in the series finale • Went 5-for-17 with a homer, five RBIs and five runs scored in the series sweep of Cal State Northridge, homering and driving in three runs in the nightcap on March 7 • Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and was hit by two pitches against Sam Houston State on Feb. 28 • Established a career high with two doubles, going 2-for-2 with two walks in a win over North Dakota on Feb. 25.
2008: A late addition to the Husker roster, Tyler Farst emerged as one of the Huskers’ best offensive weapons down the stretch • Hit .280 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 30 contests splitting time between both first base and left field • Saw most of his action in the final month of the season after Craig Corriston’s knee surgery • Performed well in Corriston’s place, hitting .333 (18-for-54) with two homers, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored in his last 15 contests • Hit .333 with a homer and two RBIs in three games at the NCAA Regional, belting a two-run homer against Eastern Illinois on May 30 to give NU the lead for good • Went 3-for-12 with four RBIs in the Big 12 Championship, including a 2-for-4 effort with a season-best three RBIs against Baylor in the opener • Hit .400 (4-for-10) with a homer and two RBIs at No. 12 Missouri, including two hits and a homer on May 17 • Recorded a career-high three hits and drove in a pair of runs in a win over Creighton at Rosenblatt Stadium on May 13 • Put together a solid series against No. 9 Texas A&M, going 3-for-12 with four runs scored and two stolen bases • Was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a 9-8 win over the Aggies on May 11 • Reached base four times in NU’s 16-inning loss to No. 9 Texas A&M on May 9, going 2-for-4 with a pair of walks and a sacrifice bunt • Recorded his first multi-hit game in his lone appearance at Kansas State, going 2-for-3 with a walk on March 15 • Collected his first hit and drove in three runs in the series finale against Northern Colorado on March 10.
Before Nebraska: Farst came to Nebraska from Grayson County College, where he played for Coach Dusty Hart • Was a contributor on a Grayson CC team that went 43-13 and won the Northern Texas Conference in 2007 • Hit .222 with two homers, four RBIs and nine runs scored in just 36 at-bats • Redshirted in 2006 • Was a two-year starter in both baseball and football at Cedar Park High School • Earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a senior for Coach Gilbert Prather and was chosen as the team’s MVP in 2005 • Tabbed as a unanimous first-team all-district selection in both baseball and football • Led Cedar Park High School to District 14-5A titles in both sports as a senior • Selected as the CPHS Male Athlete of the Year in 2005.
Personal: Born on Jan. 16, 1987, in Austin, Texas • Parents are Michael and Debbie Farst • Has one sister (Sara) and one brother (Travis) • Graduated with a degree in history in May of 2010 • Comes from an athletic family as his brother played football at Baylor from 2002 to 2006, starting at tackle as a junior and senior • Father (Mike) lettered in football at Texas Tech in 1977 • Aunt (Karen) played women’s basketball at Texas Tech from 1986 to 1990.